The following birds are available for sale at this time. They are priced so the average person can afford them. So don't pass up some good birds just because they're not priced at several hundred dollars each. If you're at the other end of the financial spectrum, you need to realize that these are pedigreed animals and not street pigeons. The day of the five-dollar pigeon is long gone. They are priced so I can receive some reasonable return on the investment I have made in feed, time caring for them, etc.
What is a pigeon really worth? The value of a pigeon depends on three factors, and you can read about them here.
You will find some rare-colored birds among those listed. It is important to remember that we are a FLYING loft, not a COLOR loft. Our rare colors are required to fly right with the other birds. We sell youngsters that we raise out of our flyers, but we will seldom sell the rare-colored flyers themselves because we will be using them later as breeders.
I am selling pigeons, not paper, but almost all of those listed below have extensive pedigrees. I will provide whatever pedigree information I have on each bird listed. Feel free to email me and request an electronic copy of the pedigree of any bird listed here.
PLEASE NOTE: 2012 saw another significant increase in postal rates. Therefore, if birds are to be shipped to you (shipping to destinations in the USA only), the shipping charge will be $55 for one or two birds, $75 for 3 or 4 birds, $100 for 5 or 6 birds, and $120 for 7 or 8 birds to cover the cost of postage and a special USPS-approved shipping box. (Larger boxes not only cost more, but they also mean even more weight, hence the jump in shipping costs as the number of birds increases.) More than 8 birds will require a second box.
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2013 HVR cock from the flying team. Flew 5 races out to 180 miles. Would have flown more but our club flew only one OB race this year. Sire is "Mr. Attitude" bred by Ron Deisher, inbred to some of Lou Coletta's best. Dam is a Ned Beasley HVR bred by Jeff Draney. Price: $75
|2.||July hatch red HVR cock, carrying the gene for dilution. Sire of this cock is a double grandson of Lou Coletta's "Cinnamon", who having been purchased for $21,000 proceeded to produce four winners from her first four eggs for the purchaser. Dam is a yellow HVR hen that was sold on this site earlier this month. She is a sibling of a money winner and a granddaughter of "The Iceman", a 300-mile winner. Half of this cock's daughters will be dilute (Silver/dun or ash yellow)and half his sons will carry dilute. Price: $100|
|3.||Sale Pending May 2014 hatch recessive red hen no. 4890. Dam is highly inbred Hollywood family, with her parents both bred by Ron Deisher out of “Red Baron” and “Holly”, both going directly back to Hollywood himself. She was mated to 10546, a recessive red Janssen/Meuleman blend who also carries dilute. Our “Hollywood” reds are extremely tight on the inbreeding and were in need of some unrelated blood. This was such an introduction and it seems to have worked. A full sister of 4890 flew three YB races for us and is still here on the team. Price: $75|
Sale Pending True silver (dilute blue) barless pied hen, AU 14 WCOF 4744, with race record. Our club only flew three young bird races this year and she flew all of them, coming from 100 twice and 125 once. Sire flew 130 miles twice as a young bird prior to season being cancelled due to enormous smash in which he was 7th vs 159 birds, where less than 20 birds ever returned. Dam flew 120 and 125 as a young bird prior to being pulled for stock. 4744 is primarily Janssen on her sire's side and Van Loon on her dam's side. She is a granddaughter of a 200-mile winner and the great-granddaughter of a 300-mile winner. Price: $100 - Sale Pending (CP)
SOLD 2013 reduced blue hen no. 3250. This beautiful hen was bred for stock and never flown. She is a full sister to the black cock carrying reduced listed below at no. 22. She is a full sister to a diploma winner. Her sire is "8415", who is half Janssen and also is the most beautiful reduced pigeon I have ever raised. Her mother is a solid black that is Janssen and HVR, with a dash of VanHee. Both parents now reside in New Mexico. Price: $100 - Sold (JG)
|6.||Large 2014 blue check "drizzle" cock, no. 4869, from the YB flying team. He was a late hatch and only got to fly one race, from 120 miles. He had been injured earlier and carries a dent in his keel to attest to the fact that he is definitely a flyer. He didn't really get a chance to prove himself, but I am overloaded with flying cocks, so I can afford to let him go. His sire is the HVR cock listed below at no. 23, and his dam is unflown but is the sister of a race winner. 4869 is also the grandson of a race winner. Dam is a dilute "drizzle", so this cock carries the gene for dilute in case that is something that might interest you. This pigeon is probably about 5/8 HVR. Price: $75|
DIRECT FROM THE BREEDING LOFT - Super HVR cock: IF 09 SLI 559.
You like HVRs? Here is a great one for you. Bred by Gary Bosong of Lighthouse Lofts in New York, this is a sleek, powerful and very impressive pigeon that goes back to the Leon Whitney line of HVR's. He is especially impressive once you get him in your hands. He is among the best handling cocks in my loft. We have sent several of his youngsters out to futurities over the last few years. As is the case with many of these breeders, I list him here with mixed emotions and could easily find myself changing my mind about him. I MUST cut back on my breeders, and that is the sole reason you see him listed here. Price reduced: $100
Sale Pending June hatch ash red qualmond cock no. 4933. The qualmond is linked to brown. Sire is 1408, a yellow bar son of "The Iceman", an ash red barless 300-mile winner. 1408 flew 6 races out to 255 miles prior to being stocked. Dam is a brown qualmond barless. She flew twice from 100 miles prior to being pulled for stock. Her sire is a grandson of "The Iceman"and is mostly Janssen. Her dam is a yellow check that is basically Janssen/Van Loon. This young cock looks like a barless in the photo, but he is a barred pigeon carrying the gene for barless from his mother. The bars are extremely light in color, but upon close examination one can see that they are indeed present. This is the nestmate to lot no. 18 below. Full pedigree. Price $100
|9.||2013 blue check hen no. 3042 from the flying loft. She flew four races out to 180 miles as a young bird, plus another 120 as a yearling. She is available now because I have limited space in my flying loft. Sire is a race winner and dam is a daughter of “Heisenberg”, my best old bird flyer over the past ten years. “Heisenberg” has won two races and a total of 8 diplomas prior to being retired. He was first to loft in 10 of the 24 races he flew. Janssen/HVR cross. Full pedigree on dam’s side only. Price: $75|
|10.||2014 black cock no. 4765, that flew 100, 100, and 120 on this year's young bird team. I would normally keep this bird to fly as an old bird, but I have extra cocks. He is approximately 3/4 Dworek. His sire is out of a 200 mile winner, and he recently was sold on this site. His dam is out of an AU Registered Champion. I don't sell many of my flyers, but here is one at a very attractive price. Price: $75|
|11.||2013 Skylake Sion cock. The Skylake Sions are arguably the most beautiful of all the families of racing quality homing pigeons in the world, and this cock is no exception. Dam is directly from Dr. Mike Brown in California, and sire is out of a pair of birds from Dr. Brown. He is a June hatch and was not flown, but was retained for breeding. I have been torn as to whether to part with him, but I absolutely must cut back on the total number of pigeons kept. He is being offered at what I believe is about half his true value. (If you doubt that, just go to iPigeon.com and see what these birds are bringing at auction.) Great pigeon, great price, full pedigree. Price: $125|
|12.||SOLD 2012 Pied ash red barless cock no. 2057. This pigeon is a grandson of "The Iceman", a 300-mile winner and foundation cock of my "Golden Thunderbird" family. Sire is an import from Willi Thiele of Australia, and is down from a long distance family called "Goodgers". Dam is a yellow bar and is a daughter of "The Iceman" on one side and a hen that is primarily Ganus Janssen on the other side. Dam is also a sister to a money winner in the 2009 GNEO futurity. 2057 therefore carries the gene for dilute and if he is mated to a barless blue hen is capable of producing yellow barless daughters. He does show some slight sootiness in the bar area of the wingshield but is definitely genetically a barless. Price: $200 - Sold (PH)|
|13.||August hatch blue bar no. 4982, sex unknown but appears to be a large hen. This pigeon carries the gene for recessive opal, and there is an even chance that she also carries barless. On her dam's side she is a half sister to a 200-mile winner, and her sire is a son of "Heisenberg", my best old bird flyer, who was 1st at 130 and 160, and has 8 diplomas (1st through 5th). Sire is also the father of a race winner in 2012. Price: $50|
Son of a race winner! 2013 blue check cock, no. 3051. Flew 5 races out to 180 miles. He is a mixture of several families, with established quality on both sides. Sire is unflown but a full brother to "Snake River", a 200-mile winner. "Snake River" is a beautiful "white lace" or "pearl" coloration, which is actually spread recessive opal. Dam is a true silver (diulte blue) bred by Sal Rodriguez of Utah. She was 1st club(254 birds) and 2nd concourse (500+ birds)at 162 miles. Remember, paper doesn't fly; pigeons do. This bird is fully pedigreed, but performance, not fancy names, is what matters. This is a performance pedigree all the way. Price: $75
Sire of a Race Winner! 2006 blue check Dworek cock, purchased from Barry Venn as a young bird. I know I am repeating myself, but the only reason he is available is due to a necessary downsizing of the breeding loft. Grandson of Dworek's foundation cock 609 on dam's side; g-grandson AND g-g-grandson of 609 on sire's side! Sire of AU 2011 WCOF 1561, a race winner at 125 miles. Low price on him due to his age, but as of this year he was filling every egg. Price: $100
2008 Janssen hen. This hen, no. 8355, has Blue Miracle twice as a g-grandsire, and "Houdini" twice as grandfather. Dam to 2nd place (= 1st) @ 150 miles, a futurity bird sent to Defiance Pigeon Club auction race. She is a daughterr of "Houdini, Jr". and double gdtr of "Houdini". "Houdini" was a son of "Blue Miracle" and "Granger's Diamond", one of the more famous breeding pairs coming out of the loft of Mike Ganus. Besides the futurity winner, 8355 also had a daughter who placed 164 out of 856 in 2014 GNEO futurity. Low price due to her "advanced" age: $75
Special offer - Direct from the Breeding Loft - Mated pair of Houbens.
2012 Cock bred by Sal Hernandez of California, out of Clausing's "White Gold" and "Red Girl". 2013 Hen bred by Dennis Doyle of Texas and is Clausing Houben all the way. Hen shows "410" as a great-grandsire, and cock is a grandson of "410" on sire's side and a great-grandson on dam's side. The hen was very young when I got her last spring and I did not raise any young from them in time to fly them as young birds. I did raise two young from them in July, but I sold them to an individual in New York state who wanted them for breeders. This is one of the pairs that I won't be unhappy if they don't sell, but I am engaged in a major loft reduction and am making a lot of tough decisions. Price: $300 for the pair, or $200 each if sold separately.
Sale Pending This is not a white! It looks like a white, but it is an ash red brown qualmond barless cock, no. 4934, bred from a pair of my flyers. The qualmond is linked to brown. Sire is a yellow bar and is a son of "The Iceman", an ash red barless 300-mile winner. He flew 6 races out to 255 miles prior to being stocked. Dam is a brown qualmond barless. She flew twice from 100 miles prior to being pulled for stock. Her sire is a grandson of "The Iceman"and is mostly Janssen. Her dam is a yellow check that is basically Janssen/Van Loon. Price: $125 - Sale Pending (CP)
|19.||DIRECT FROM THE BREEDING LOFT - 2011 Huysken-VanRiel cock. Bred by Ron Deisher and goes back to Michael Van Lint and Lou Coletta HVR's, including "Black Rain", "Black Beauty", "Judy Hart", and 1180. This pigeon would be considered a "keeper" if I did not find it necessary to downsize due to health reasons. Price reduced: $100|
This cock was bred from this past year and produced five youngsters, one of which was banded for the GNEO futurity. One was sent to the MVS auction race, one was given to a new flyer in our club, and the other two were shipped to a new fancier in PA who wanted birds young enough to settle. Although he looks like a silver red bar, 2018 will breed as a blue, since cherry is a recessive gene. If however, he is mated to a recessive opal or a bird carrying recessive opal, he will produce opals and perhaps even another cherry. 2018's sire is a full brother to a 200-mile winner, and he goes back to that family on both sides. He is a blend of several strains, but is primarily HVR and VanHee. Price Reduced: $75
SOLD AU 13 WCOF 3113, black cock carrying reduced. This cock was bred for stock and is unflown; however, he is a brother to a diploma winner. He was used as my primary breeder of reduced birds this past year. I had him mated to a reduced hen and he raised three young reduced, 2 cocks and a hen. If mated to a reduced hen he will throw 50% reduced in both sexes. If mated to a non-reduced hen half of their daughters will be reduced and half of the sons will carry reduced. Mate him to one of your better flying hens to improve the flying ability of your rare colors. Price reduced: $75 - Sold (PH)